NASCAR on NBC podcast

Bristol Dirt: Kyle Petty on the Hamlin-Logano rivalry/surprising restart and NASCAR returning to its dusty roots; Parker Kligerman on racing it

Episode Summary

NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty recaps the Bristol Dirt Race on what worked and what didn't, which drivers really impressed and what to make of Denny Hamlin v. Joey Logano, PLUS Parker Kligerman joins in a bonus segement on what it was like to race a truck on the Bristol dirt.

Episode Notes

NASCAR on NBC analyst Kyle Petty on why The King and other old-timers were leery about Bristol Dirt (1:00); how racing on dirt in 2021 compared to 50 years ago (3:00); does NASCAR need a dirt race to showcase driver talent? (5:30); “it’s all about the fans,” and they told KP that they loved it (6:30); improvements to consider for 2022, starting with the potentially unfixable dust (8:30); tire wear is OK! (9:30); KP TANGENT (into the free pass rule) (10:00); “rules should never be changed in the middle of a sporting event.” (11:30); several tweaks (windshields, etc.) that KP believes should be considered (13:00); strong dirt performances by some unexpected drivers (14:00); how Daniel Suarez and others made it work on “a driver’s day” (15:30); what to make of 18-1 long shot Joey Logano winning the race (18:00); And big races for Truex, Suarez and Stenhouse (19:00); what happened on the final restart with Logano and Denny Hamlin (21:00); some dimestore driver pyscho-analysis of being ruthless in the Cup Series and why Logano seems better at it than any of his peers (23:00); where things stand on the Bristol bump and run (26:30); PARKER KLIGERMAN JOINS and talks about his eighth place in the trucks at Bristol (30:00); on how track conditions radically affected his performance (32:00); why the dirt guys didn’t run as well (34:30); Parker’s wishlist for improvements (36:30); trying different types of dirt (38:30); what’s left for Parker in the 2021 trucks season (40:00).